Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse

3.0 star property
Clifden guesthouse in suburbs

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Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse

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Classic Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking | Private kitchen
Triple Room
Food and drink
Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse

9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
Westport Road, Clifden, Galway, H71 VF25
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Beach towels
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

Double Room

  • 14 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Superior Double Room, Mountain View

  • 15 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Triple Room

  • 16 sq m
  • Hill view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

Classic Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

  • 85 sq m
  • Hill view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

Classic Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Ground Floor

  • 30 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) - 101 min drive


  • Veldons Seafarer Bar & Restaurant - 13 min drive
  • Station House Pub - 9 min walk
  • Lowry's Bar - 8 min walk
  • E.J. Kings - 7 min walk
  • Off The Square Restaurant - 7 min walk

About this property

Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse

Enjoy your visit to Clifden with a stay at Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking.


English, French, German, Polish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 7 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests will receive lockbox information
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (10 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private picnics

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Safari nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1997
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Stairwell handrail height (centimetres): 80
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 1 November and 1 March.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse currently open?
The property is closed between 1 November and 1 March.
Does Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse?
You can check in from 3 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring, safari tours and ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse like?
Buttermilk Lodge Guesthouse is a short 7-minute walk from Clifden Castle and 14 minutes' walk from Sky Road.







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10/10 Exceptional

Cousins on the move
Excellent property, great breakfast options, very comfortable. Parking is easy, the town is close. We were able to go to Town Hall for an evening of Irish dance and music.
Maripat, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very comfortable and food was delicious. Very hospitable people.
Racheal, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend. We stayed in the triple room, which was very spacious, thoughtfully laid out and decorated, very updated room and bathroom. Bedding is comfortable, room is very clean, and Cathriona is helpful and kind. We had our laundry done and it was very reasonable, very fast (we dropped it off late afternoon and it was done by early evening), and smelled so fresh. Breakfast is plentiful and delicious. Walking into town is great, there is a quiet lane that pops you right out at the town center. Leaving from Buttermilk to hit the main highlights (Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, Leenaun) is very convenient as the lodge is located right on that road. Our room was very quiet, overlooked a field where we spotted a couple of ponies grazing. When we come back again (and we plan to!) we're definitely staying here.
wendy, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ana Cristina, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clifden Nights
The best breakfast we had in Ireland by far. Incredible hosts, convenient location, and clean room. Truly enjoyed our stay!
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Deborah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent service, super friendly staff, one of the best breakfasts we have had in Ireland. Cannot recommend enough!!
JP, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything top notch. Breakfast the best we’ve had and we’ve travelled all over the world
Vincent, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

patrick, 3-night trip
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